McSharry Fifth in World Breaststroke Final

ByEmma Porter |

Ireland’s Mona McSharry has finished in fifth place in the final of the 100m Breaststroke at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha.

The 23-year-old touched in 1:06.42, just half a second outside of the medals. China’s Qianting Tang won gold in 1:05.27.

McSharry spoke after the race, “I’m gutted, I just felt like I was there, within my reach, I just didn’t have it today and that’s really tough to deal with, just back to the drawing board and keep working I guess. I think, the most important thing is not coming away from this distraught or disheartened, and trying to use it to my advantage rather than thinking I’m not capable, and that’s probably going to be the hardest part.”

McSharry returns to the pool on Thursday for the heats of the 200m Breaststroke where she will be seeking to secure an Olympic Qualification Time of 2:23.91.

On Wednesday, Daniel Wiffen will swim the 800m Freestyle Final at 4pm (IRL). Wiffen is ranked second following this morning’s heats with a time of 7:46.90. Also, in action, Shane Ryan will target the Olympic Qualification Time of 48.34 in the 100m Freestyle heats, Ryan is the Irish Record holder in the event in 48.64, while Maria Godden goes in the 50m Backstroke Heats.

Results Day 3

  • Men 50m Breaststroke                   Darragh Greene               27.76 (18th)
  • Women 200m Freestyle                 Victoria Catterson            1:59.75 (19th)
  • Men 800m Freestyle                      Daniel Wiffen                   7:46.90 (2nd)
  • Women 100m Breaststroke            Mona McSharry               H 1:06.49 (3rd)      SF 1:06.11 (2nd)     F 1:06.42 (5th)

Schedule – Day 4

  • Women 50m Backstroke Maria Godden
  • Men 100m Freestyle Shane Ryan
  • Men 800m Freestyle Final Daniel Wiffen
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